LeGarrette Blount

#29 RB / Detroit Lions / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 247 lb Age: 31 College: Oregon Bye 6

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Player Outlook

LeGarrette Blount took his Super Bowl ring with the Eagles and signed with the Lions this offseason on a one-year deal. He will now be part of a running back committee in Detroit with at least Kerryon Johnson and Theo Riddick, and Blount will likely be a role player in that scenario, with Johnson as the lead back. Blount will be 32 this season, and it's doubtful he can handle a hefty amount of carries and be effective. But Blount did average 4.4 yards per carry in 2017, and his Super Bowl performance against the Patriots (14 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown) is an indication he can be useful late in the year. Before the Eagles added Jay Ajayi last season in Week 9, Blount had at least eight Fantasy points in a standard league in five of Philadelphia's first eight games. Blount is definitely worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value higher in standard formats.

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  • Blount, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick all got significant run with the first-team offense at June minicamp, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports. With second-round pick Kerryon Johnson also in the mix for playing time, Detroit likely will open the season with a backfield committee. Riddick's role as the passing-down back is the one sure thing, though it's also a good bet Blount will handle goal-line and short-yardage carries. The big question is how snaps will be divided on early downs, with Blount and Johnson likely competing for the lead role, and Abdullah potentially also in the mix for snaps. The Lions should take a big step forward in run blocking after last offseason's big-money signings of RG T.J. Lang and RT Rick Wagner were outweighed by the impact of injuries across the offensive line. In addition to procuring Blount and Johnson this offseason, Detroit drafted C/G Frank Ragnow at No. 20 overall and hired an experienced O-line coach in Jeff Davidson. The 31-year-old Blount signed a one-year, $2 million guaranteed contract, with another $2.5 million available via incentives.

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  • Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Gets $2 million guaranteed
    By RotoWire Staff

    Blount's one-year contract with the Lions includes $2 million guaranteed and another $2.5 million available in incentives, per Ben Volin of The Boston Globe. Blount actually settled for a much smaller contract last offseason on the heels of an 18-touchdown 2016 campaign, signing with the Eagles for $1.25 million. He only scored three times in the regular season for Philadelphia, but his average of 4.4 yards on 173 carries at least proved that his previous success wasn't solely a product of the surrounding talent in New England. The 31-year-old then capped off his season by hitting pay dirt in each of Philadelphia's three playoff games, highlighted by a 14-90-1 rushing line against his former team in the Super Bowl. Blount will get most of the short-yardage/goal-line work in Detroit, with a good chance to also lead the way on early downs between the 20s. Theo Riddick is locked in as the pass-catching back, while Ameer Abdullah's unimpressive track record through three seasons largely accounts for the incentive to sign Blount. It remains to be seen if this will be an all-out committee, or if Abdullah and Tion Green will be squeezed out of the rotation. More backfield help may also be coming in the draft.

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  • Lions' LeGarrette Blount: Heads to Detroit
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Lions signed Blount to a one-year contract Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Blount is coming off a respectable season with the Eagles in which he totaled 766 rushing yards (4.4 average) and two touchdowns, although Jay Ajayi saw a heavier workload down the stretch in the regular season. Theo Riddick should remain the Lions' go-to option for passing downs, but Blount is now the likely candidate to see early down and goal-line work with Ameer Abdullah on the heels of a rough season (552 rushing yards, 3.3 per carry). Detroit could still add another back in the draft next month.

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  • Blount rushed 14 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday. Blount broke off several productive runs throughout the course of the contest, but none bigger than his 21-yard scoring scamper in the second quarter that gave the Eagles a 15-3 lead at the time. The veteran had played a minimal role in Philadelphia's first two postseason wins, gaining a modest 40 yards combined in victories of the Falcons and Vikings. However, as he did Sunday, he'd scored once in each of those contests, and the rushing yardage he mustered against the Patriots served as a game-high total. Having played in 2017 on a one-year, $1.25 million dollar deal, Blount is slated to be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the league year. Despite his strong finish, it's conceivable that the Eagles could opt to move forward with a stable of younger backs that includes mid-season acquisition Jay Ajayi and impressive rookie Corey Clement.

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  • Blount rushed six times for 21 yards and a touchdown but wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 38-7 NFC championship win over Minnesota. Blount contributed little outside of an 11-yard rushing touchdown that gave his team a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. While Jay Ajayi is certainly the favorite to lead Philadelphia in carries during the Super Bowl after getting 18 rushing attempts in this one, Blount's two-game touchdown streak suggests he has a decent chance of finding paydirt against his former team.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 @WAS 14 46 0 1 1 1 10
2 @KC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 NYG 12 67 1 0 0 0 12
4 @LAC 16 136 0 1 20 0 15
5 ARI 14 74 0 0 0 0 7
6 @CAR 14 67 0 0 0 0 8
7 WAS 14 29 0 0 0 0 2
8 SF 16 48 1 1 4 0 10
9 DEN 9 37 0 0 0 0 3
10 BYE - - - - - - -
11 @DAL 13 57 0 0 0 0 5
12 CHI 15 97 0 0 0 0 7
13 @SEA 8 26 0 0 0 0 2
14 @LAR 7 12 0 2 11 0 2
15 @NYG 7 21 0 0 0 0 2
16 OAK 5 12 0 1 3 0 1
17 DAL 9 37 0 1 11 0 4
PROJECTION 98 352 3.7 6 39 0.2 49.2

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/10 New York Jets 24 18.50
2 09/16 @San Francisco 49ers 19 17.75
3 09/24 New England Patriots 17 17.47
4 09/30 @Dallas Cowboys 7 16.00
5 10/07 Green Bay Packers 16 17.38
6 BYE - - -
7 10/21 @Miami Dolphins 26 18.75
8 10/28 Seattle Seahawks 10 16.25
9 11/04 @Minnesota Vikings 1 13.22
10 11/11 @Chicago Bears 6 15.50
11 11/18 Carolina Panthers 5 15.00
12 11/22 Chicago Bears 6 15.50
13 12/02 Los Angeles Rams 27 19.00
14 12/09 @Arizona Cardinals 3 13.63
15 12/16 @Buffalo Bills 32 20.82
16 12/23 Minnesota Vikings 1 13.22
17 12/30 @Green Bay Packers 16 17.38

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 173 766 2 8 50 1 99
2016 299 1161 18 7 38 0 225
2015 165 703 6 6 43 1 116
2014 125 547 5 10 54 0 87
2013 153 772 7 2 38 0 118
2012 41 151 2 1 2 0 27
2011 184 781 5 15 148 0 116
2010 201 1007 6 5 14 0 131
3 Year Avg 212 877 9 7 44 1 149
Career 1341 5888 51 54 387 2

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